The board meets quarterly (typically March, June, September, & December) to evaluate all applications. Prospective families will then be contacted to set up a conversational and relaxed interview. Within a week of all interviews being completed, grants are awarded based on each applicant’s alignment with our mission statement and the foundation’s current available funds.
To maintain our 501C3 status, a good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, and the future of the foundation, awarded grants are held in the foundation’s care until expenses are incurred by the awarded family. Funds are then sent directly to adoption attorney’s, adoption agencies, and specified, associated expenses as they occur. Except in rare, extenuating circumstances – to benefit you and the foundation – grants are not dispersed directly to the awarded families.
If you end your adoption process – all remaining funds awarded to you are returned to the general foundation fund.